Animal Cruelty

Activists show support for a ballot question protecting farm animals from cruelty (Image credit Carl Stevens/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Massachusetts Activists: Question Would Protect Farm Animals From Cruelty

Animal advocates converged on the Statehouse Wednesday to launch a ballot question campaign they say will help protect farm animals from cruelty.

08/19/2015

A Barnstable police officer with "Midnight" the dog (Photo credit Barnstable police)

Pair Left Puppy In Hot Truck For Hours While Drinking, Police Say

Two men are facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly leaving a puppy in a truck for 10 hours while they went out drinking.

08/18/2015

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Second Man Pleads Not Guilty In Revere Puppy Deaths

A second dog breeder is facing animal cruelty charges in connection with the deaths of two puppies found in a trash bag.

07/31/2015

Jason Gentry (Courtesy: Suffolk County DA)

Two Men Face Charges In Puppy Deaths

Two men are facing charges for allegedly killing two puppies and leaving them in a trash bag.

07/28/2015

Erika Murray in Worcester Superior Court, Dec. 29, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Lawyer Wants Charges Dismissed Against Worcester Mom With Dead Babies

A lawyer is seeking to have charges dismissed against a mother who lived in a filthy home where the skeletal remains of three babies were found.

07/11/2015

Police are looking for the person who shot a wild turkey with this arrow. (Image Credit: Marblehead Police Department)

Marblehead Wild Turkey Dies After Being Shot By Arrow

Police are investigating the incident and said that though turkeys are a “burden” in town, it is a felony to shoot them.

05/15/2015

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Animal Cruelty Charges Filed After Dogs Freed From Locked Car In Quincy

A Quincy resident is facing animal cruelty charges after firefighters freed two dogs from a locked car on Tuesday.

05/13/2015

Elite Puppies in Webster (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Webster Shop Still Selling Sick Puppies

The I-Team investigates Elite Puppies in Webster for allegedly selling sick and malnourished dogs.

WBZ-TV–05/08/2015

The Boston Yeti as mayor. (Image credit City of Boston)

Boston Yeti Selling Swag To Benefit MSPCA’s Animals In Need

The Boston Yeti is using its newfound notoriety to help some fellow furry friends.

03/22/2015

Ryan Baker (Photo credit: Medford Police Department)

Medford Man Faces Charges After Allegedly Beating Girlfriend’s Pit Bull

A Medford man faces animal cruelty charges after he was caught on camera beating his girlfriend’s pit bull outside of his Cleveland Street home.

03/17/2015

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